WTH??!?! Have you seen this item on ebay.

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:lol:
mk1 wrote:
UHR850 wrote::o A lot of money for a :roll: badge.

Kees.
Better value than this!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DOWNTON-MINI ... Sw-qld2p1P

Cheers Mark

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Is the one that sold a real one ?

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Looking closely at the sold one, there are a couple of issues I have with it.

1) The strange bubbling to the front. I have never seen this on an original badge

2) Look at the uneven appearance of the edges of the letters. I reckon they have been etched away by something.

3) I don't like the colour of the metal it is very Copper coloured. Original badges should ranging from a Dark Yellowy straw colour through to a dark brown / black colour when very tarnished.

Overall, I'd bet my balls on the sold one being a modern repro that has been artificially aged using chemicals, heat or more likely both.

The other one I referred to above is without a shadow of a doubt 100% original & a cracking example too. I only hope that the new owner doesn't try & restore it.
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my guess is the one above has had very little done to it since it came out the etching tank.

When that was is anybody's guess.

Several of the Yimkin ones I made looked very similar straight out the bath, with that mottled effect in places.

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I was also very unsure if this was the real thing.
Comparing this one with the two originals of
mine made the alarm bells ring.

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Now then!

This is what I call a nice looking Mini!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1960-Austin- ... Swd0pd4U2E
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[quote="mk1"]Now then!

This is what I call a nice looking Mini!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1960-Austin- ... Swd0pd4U2E[/quote

That really is a nice car. Reminds me of the red one you built into a race car years ago.

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Shame they fitted a Morris Minor SU pump onto the bulkhead instead of a mini one under the rear subframe. Otherwise a nice car.

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And a key start solenoid . . .

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Post by jay weinstein »

Also looks like it's had a "hit" in the front end but it's 59 years old and shit

happens. Still a great car.

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